Thursday, May 1, 2014

David: {Five Months}

David –

You are five months old today! Time is just speeding by, and it's hard to believe you're already almost 1/2 a year old! I hope I can soak up some of the moments we share while you're this little :)

According to our measurements at home, you are 14 lbs, 9 oz and 26-1/4 inches long.

You are wearing some 3 Month clothes, but you're starting to wear more 3-6 and 6 Month clothes right now. You honestly need 6 Month PJs because you're so long! Currently you wear size 2 diapers.

You eat an average of 32 ounces a day, and feed either 5 or 6 times depending on your mood. Formula of choice is still Target brand for Similac Advance. You started solids this month! So far, you've only had rice cereal and oatmeal. Neither are a big favorite of yours, but we'll be trying veggies soon. 

Sleep is going great! You get a good night's rest at night, but we're still working on naps. Similar to your sister, you fight sleep unless you're just exhausted. You get squirmy and fuss a bit until we get you nestled in our arms. Once you're asleep, you remember how much you love it and usually stay asleep. Well, unless big sister gets noisy or you lose your pacifier :) 

You are usually pretty good with baths. You like the water, but you don't like to take too long by playing with toys. It's very much a "let's get down to business" kind of attitude. The hardest part is keeping you in place! You like to put your feet on the end of the tub and lift your bottom. It's the funniest thing!

Teeth are almost here! Your bottom two teeth are on the verge of poking out. You have been chomping on fingers, and drooling like a St Bernard for a few weeks now! It'll be adorable once they come in.

You are almost over another cold. When you are sick, you are a bit more irritable, but you are also extra cuddly. {Lucky for mama, you're cuddly anyways, so it's sweet that you want to be held even more.} You do not want to be put down, and you hate being left alone. You don't like getting your nose cleared out, but you don't always cry about it. When you want something, you want it NOW. Also, you will only nap if you're holding mama's hand.

Overall, you are my sunny boy :) Unless you're hungry, (and you will send out a warning fuss before you really cry), you usually don't cry unless something scares you, or you don't feel well. You are giving big smiles, especially to the ladies ;) You have several girlfriends at church thanks to your smile and your beautiful blue eyes! I hope they stay that color, but I'm sure whatever color they end up will be perfect!

You don't seem to have many favorites right now, though part of that could be that your sister usually takes whatever I give you within minutes. Sorry sweet boy. Once you get bigger, you'll be able to keep your toys if mama isn't around :) You do like to sit in laps and be read to.

Things you like: classical music, sitting up like a big boy, bouncing, books with pictures of other babies and tractors, mama singing, sleeping (once you're asleep), kisses on your neck and chin, your sister laughing/crying, girls fawning over you, the jumperoo, and your zebra toy.

Things you do not like: loud sounds, being scared, being tired, being hungry, faces close to your face, the taste of solid food, and feeling lonely.

In terms of being mobile, you're doing pretty well. You can roll from back to belly consistently, but you don't do it often. Rolling from belly to back happened once. You also scoot around while lying on your back. The other day, you even turned a full 360 degrees by scooting on your play mat! Tummy time is tolerable for a few minutes.

Your daddy got hurt and had knee surgery this month. Not only did that make mama a little more frantic than normal, it also meant more time in the car and being in doctor offices. For the most part, you did excellent with the new schedule. This made mama's job just a bit easier. Thank you for being such a trooper!

Your relationship with your sister is starting to blossom. You watch her closely, and smile at her from time to time! One day, when you were sick with a cold, she hugged you and you stopped crying. It was just the sweetest thing! I can't wait to watch your relationship grow and change over the years.

This past month we traveled to Minnesota and back to see your Jemma and Gee-Chaz. For the most part, you did really well in the car. You were also baptized this past month! Later this month, you'll make your big debut with some of mama's extended family in Kansas City. Trust me when I tell you that they'll love you to pieces :)

I am so happy and honored to be your mama. Your smile just melts my heart, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. Love you sweet boy :)

Now some outtakes:
{Playing with his feet}

{I can eat the sticker, right mom?} 

{Daddy is so funny!}

{Jillian heard us talking to David and came running while shouting "I'm here!!"}
{She then posed just like this}

{What a face :)}

{We took some photos of Jillian by herself. She did all of these faces on her own!}
{Silly Jilly - I sure do love her <3} 

{Then she hopped like a frog!}
{Left: Prepping for the hop Right: Landing}

And some comparisons!
{Months 1-3}
{Months 4 and 5}

{Left: Jillian 5/2012 Right: David 5/2014}

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